1992 Mazda Eunos 1.6i from UK and Ireland
A good drive with a unique style
Nothing as yet, a friend told me Mazda offer a five year paint warranty, however there are a few stone chips.
Hood needs love and attention.(I greased the zip with furniture polish).
I think the phrase sports car is used to widely here. The peugeot 1.6 205 GTI's are quicker.
It is, however, a seriously fun car that gets admiring looks form those not in the know. Get one for the summer 5-6k and you can't go wrong.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th May, 2002
11th Oct 2002, 05:38
Since when have sports cars been all about speed? Just because a eunos isn't as fast as a peugeot 205 GTI doesn't mean it's not a sports car - but the peugeot certainly isn't!
22nd Oct 2002, 16:52
I agree with the first comment. I blew a Peugeot 205 away at the lights by using the hold button on my Automatic. Speed is relative.
11th Jun 2004, 18:59
As long as you've got light weight, two seats, direct steering and a nicely balanced rear wheel drive chassis, you can have more fun than in any front drive hot hatch, however good it is. I will admit Peugeot achieve astonishing things with front wheel drive, but it is, and always will be a compromise.
The Eunos/MX5 has all the essential ingredients of a sports car, and is so much more involving than any hot hatch. The essence of what a sports car is about, in that it begs you to drive it for the sake of it, and drive it hard.
14th Jun 2006, 11:43
Bought my '92 Eunos (2litre V6, auto) at 170,000km just over a year ago. Last owner had the trans fail on him (3rd one that failed in the car) and it was replaced with a '96 Telstar auto, no sign of any trouble. Only things that have been problematic were door seals failing, LH rear caliper seizing on-sticking handbrake lever bush in the caliper, not needing a complete overhaul at $800 as suggested by local brake shop!-leaking front rocker cover gasket ($50 at local Repco dealer and done myself) and failed front sway bar link, replaced at home for $45. Brilliant to drive long distances, gearbox needs to be in Hold around town, but on the road great to drive and very comfortable. Now at 225,000km and going well. 10km/litre a little thirsty, but overall worth it for the distance driven every week.
23rd May 2009, 14:19
I've had the 205 GTi and loved it, but I reckon I'd murder one on a country road in the Eunos. Bizarrely the only car that gave it a run for it's money on the twisties today was a 4WD little Subuaru Justy - those things corner like they're on rails.